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WSU LB Will Derting injured

Discussion in 'College Football' started by BuckeyeNation27, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    What am i, the official BP Injury Reporter?

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    Linebacker WILL DERTING

    </TD><TD noWrap width=3></TD><TD vAlign=top>Derting's outlook cloudy
    By the Staff of
    Date: Aug 16, 2004

    PULLMAN -- Less than a week into fall camp, Washington State's defense has sustained a crippling blow. Star middle linebacker Will Derting could be shelved for much of the season after dislocating his left wrist in a scrimmage Sunday. Doctors are putting the wrist in a cast and plan to remove it in two weeks to determine next steps and his ability to get back on the field.
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    One person close to the program told CF.C, "We're crossing our fingers on this -- the New Mexico game seems like a stretch no matter what, but maybe Colorado or Idaho. We'll just have to see."

    While WSU is being careful not to make a forecast on Derting's status -- either for the season opener at New Mexico on Sept. 3 or the entire season -- a little research of football injuries indicates that dislocated wrists can require up to 12 weeks to heal. For the record, 12 weeks from yesterday is Nov. 14 – six days before the Apple Cup.

    Derting, from Okanogan County, underwent multiple x-rays and a CAT scan Monday after having the injury reduced following the scrimmage Sunday.

    Derting, a fourth-year junior who received a medical redshirt in 2001 after going down with a knee injury in the season opener, is expected to contend for All-America honors. He already is on the watch list for the Butkus Award, given annually to the nation's top linebacker.

    With Derting on the sidelines, the Cougars today moved starting strongside linebacker <!--Default NodeId For Scott Davis is 1140856,2004-->Scott Davis (5-11, 230) to the middle. Sophomore <!--Default NodeId For Steve Dildine is 1140859,2004-->Steve Dildine (6-1, 225), locked in a battle with senior <!--Default NodeId For Pat Bennett is 1114444,2004-->Pat Bennett (6-0, 224) for the starting outside spot on the weakside, has been moved into Davis’ usual spot on the strongside.

    <!--Default NodeId For Brian Hall is 1140873,2004-->Brian Hall (6-2, 235) figures to be the first guy off the bench at all three linebacking positions. The Cougars’ depth after him gets mighty inexperienced mighty quick. There are four true freshmen -- <!--Default NodeId For Steffan Blume is 1162646,2004-->Steffan Blume, <!--Default NodeId For Jed Collins is 1162648,2004-->Jed Collins, <!--Default NodeId For Alex Hamill is 1162666,2004-->Alex Hamill and <!--Default NodeId For Bryan Baird is 1162643,2004-->Bryan Baird – and two walk ons who saw mop up duty a year ago, senior <!--Default NodeId For Brian Winter is 1164032,2004-->Brian Winter of Tacoma and sophomore <!--Default NodeId For Chris Baltzer is 1114440,2004-->Chris Baltzer of Eugene.
  2. kippy1040

    kippy1040 Junior

    So far it sure looks that way BucNat27. I sure appreciate your efforts in keeping us abreast of other teams, and kuddos to ya. Keep up the good work.
  3. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    BN27, ff you're looking for a new avatar, might I suggest...

  4. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

    This is not meant to be taken as a slam.

    I'm just not sure why you are giving us updates on players that I dont' care about on teams I dont' care about that we dont' play and who are not prominent nationally. I could see maybe....if you said a Matt Leinert or a Chris Leak or a David Greene type player....where their loss with be national least to us cfb fans...but I have a feeling.... most people not concerned with cfb don't even know who he is. just mho. no biggie though.

    Now if you have some NC ST. or Marshall or Cincy stuff.....or BIG 10 info.... bring it by the truckload. please.
  5. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    well the real reporters on this site bring enough OSU/big10 stuff. i figured this was huge news since he is regarded as one of the best LBs in the country.

    if you want to relate it to moves AJ up one spot towards the best in the nation.
  6. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall...

    That is very big news considering the fact that he is one of the top LB's in the country.

    Thanks for the update.
  7. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    Lets just hope he is healthy for the USC game...
  8. kippy1040

    kippy1040 Junior

    I agree here. It relates to all CFN fans weather it includes your team or not. Don't think for one minute other boards are'nt keeping an eye on Buckeye websites for stuff like this.
  9. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

    Okay. I guess we disagree in the national prominence of this news. I won't disagree that he is one of the top LB's in college. easily in top 25.

    I guess I was just kinda like huh...... oh well.... next. guess that says more about their program than you bringing the news.

    i did a little digging to see who was saying what. Found this:

    2004 CFN Preseason First-Team All-Americans
    [​IMG]Michael Boley, Sr. Southern Miss
    Boley has gotten bigger and stronger and should be in for an All-America season on the strongside. He was a major disruptor last year flying all over the place making 151 tackles, 11 sacks and 22.5 tackles for loss able to free-lance with Rod Davis cleaning everything up in the middle. He's a premier playmaker who will have to deal with being the focus of every team's blocking scheme.

    [​IMG]Derrick Johnson, Sr. Texas
    If Johnson isn't the best linebacker in America, he's in the team photo with 328 career tackles, 46 tackles for loss, 29 quarterback pressures, eight interceptions and 22 broken up passes. In other words, he can do it all with tremendous range and a peerless nose for the ball. Johnson would've been a high first round draft pick in the 2004 draft and should be a top ten pick in 2005, if not top three.

    [​IMG]Rian Wallace, Jr. Temple
    One of the nation's best linebackers last season, this might finally be the year Wallace gets the national credit he deserves coming off a 148 tackle, 19.5 tackle for loss season. The sure All-Big East performer is big, fast and always around the ball. He's a consistent, steady and productive playmaker with a motor that never stops. "It would be scary to think where we would have been defensively without him," said Temple head coach Bobby Wallace.

    2004 CFN Preseason Second-Team All-Americans

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    Ahmad Brooks, Soph. Virginia
    If you want to look for underclassmen ready for the NFL right now, Brooks is one who is more than ready. The 6-4, 249-pound sophomore led the Cavaliers with 117 tackles with four sacks and 15 quarterback hurries. He's also fantastic in pass coverage breaking up six passes using his speed to stay with any running back.

    Abdul Hodge, Jr. Iowa
    Superstar. Hodge led the Hawkeyes with 141 tackles in the middle and proved to be one of the best all-around linebackers in the country. He's fantastic in pass coverage and always finds a way to make the big play. The "hitman" is a big hitter with 4.5 cornerback speed and quickness able to make plays both in space and in traffic. Also a plus for a defensive leader, he's smart.

    Kirk Morrison, Sr. San Diego State
    Morrison has been one of the best linebackers in America over the last few years and an All-America talent. The leader of the stingy defense has sideline-to-sideline range and an uncanny knack for always making every play needed. He was the best player on the best defense in the Mountain West last season.

    2004 CFN Preseason Honorable Mention All-Americans
    in alphabetical order
    Channing Crowder, Soph. Florida
    One of the SEC's new stars, Crowder made 106 tackles and became an intimidating force in his freshman year. He's the total package with excellent instincts to go along with all his talent. He also has the rare ability to be a team leader from the moment he got on the field.

    - Will Derting, Jr. Washington State
    One of the toughest linebackers in America, the 237-pound Butkus Award candidate will move from the outside to the middle coming off an 86 tackle season making 7.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss. He's an active player who always finds a way to get around the ball and always finds ways to disrupt things.

    - A.J. Hawk, Jr. Ohio State
    Hawk turned in an All-America caliber season leading the Buckeyes with 106 tackles. He's not just a good run stopper, he has the speed and athleticism to get in the backfield and also become a tremendous pass defenders with two interceptions and five broken up passes for go along with four sacks and 13 tackles for loss on the weakside. He was limited this spring after surgery on his right knee. (editors note: I read this and thought it said " He's just not a good run stopper" !!! I was like what? huh? then I figured my dumbarss out!!) ;-)

    - Lance Mitchell, Sr. Oklahoma
    A knee injury cut short what was sure to be an All-America and All-Big XII season. The good news is that the torn ACL came so early in the year that he had time to get it healthy again. If he's healthy all year, he'll most likely lead the team in tackles coming in at around the 120 mark.

    - Odell Thurman, Jr. Georgia
    Thurman was a superstar last year finishing third on the team with 121 tackles and leading the way with 18.5 tackles for loss. He's a big hitting form tackler with the speed to hang with running backs on pass plays and quickness to get in the backfield on a consistent basis
  10. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    im guessing thats based on opponents. a list of top LBs based on overall talent would include Hawk, Derting, Johnson, and Crowder.
  11. Cincinnatibuck

    Cincinnatibuck Freshman

    Some of us have followed Washington State since we played them because of some good fans of the Cougs that visited that other forum.
  12. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

    hawk derting crowder and johnson are all on there.

    I like the list because it gives pub to great players who don't get national recogntion..i.e. the temple and southen miss players.
  13. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    what i meant was.....they would be the top 4. on this list 3 of them are in "honorable mention" which is a joke. those other guys dominate at temple and soutern miss......i dont see them making a dent in the SEC or Big10.
  14. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

    Hmmm. I can initially understand what you are saying, but I think to diss players for just playing on weaker teams in weaker conferences doesn't hold up. I think these two guys in question, sound like stud FOOTBALL PLAYERS!! I think if you put them on OSU they would be outstanding. Just think, they would have that much better material working around them. A Better D-Line to take on those interior lineman... better backers to help offset the TE or RB's better CB's to free them up and not have to worry about what is going on behind them as much.

    I think this is one of the big problems we all make. Ah crap - he plays for okaloopa state - he stinks.

    + there are only 3 spots for the AA team and I think with the rose colored glasses off - you could throw probably 10 names in there at least and take your pick for best three.

    I love HAWK - he is going to be my jersey # this year - but I'm not quite ready to annoit him as king of the LB's. Time will tell and I hope he blows up!!!!
  15. methomps

    methomps an imbecility, a stupidity without name

    It's sad to see such a promising career robbed by injury. Like AJ Hawk, Derting wasn't highly rated as a recruit (2 stars, I think), but dominated early on.


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